Slavery and racism are the two most abhorrent, and degrading sins committed by humanity. While banned in modern society, slavery still exists, and racism in many forms is still practiced by many. Recent events triggered by the murder of George Floyd by a policeman in Minneapolis have escalated to the point of a revolution around the world, but in the United States it is culminating into a civil war.
For the past two months daily protests in the United States and many cities around the world, have brought society to the realization that racism still exists and that it is time that we address the harm done by ignoring it. However, what is happening in the U.S. is a storm which has been brewing for decades. The gains made by the Civil Rights movement under Martin Luther King, have in many ways helped the black community, but in some cases it has not benefitted the masses, and racism in law enforcement still exists in many communities. We are not living in the sixties anymore, Americans elected its first Black President twice, and Obama had the opportunity to make radical changes under his ‘Hope and Change’ slogan, but he failed. The Democrats who believed that they had the opportunity to create a dynasty chose Hillary Clinton to replace Obama and hold its power base, but the election of Donald Trump changed everything.
The turmoil we see today is the culmination of years of planning by the left to change what America stands for. In the sixties and seventies the radical left militant organization The Weather Underground (WUO) goal was to overthrow what it viewed as American imperialism. In the seventies the WUO conducted a bombing campaign targeting government buildings and several banks. They obviously failed it their ultimate goal, but many of its followers joined academia and created a base for the indoctrination of students in universities and education in general. The result is that many Millennials and GenXers are the product of this education revolution, which has produced, political correctness, ‘cancel culture’ and a radical view of the freedom of speech, which today seems to be only the right of the radical left. Oppose the left on any of their views and it will result in banishment, expulsion, and ostrazisation. Too often these positions of the left have been adopted and practiced in the main stream media, thus fomenting a point of view that supports what the WUO had failed to achieved decades ago.
There is no doubt that racism exits in many forms. In the U.S it is mostly manifested in the treatment of blacks by law enforcement. While the vast majority of the police force is not racist, there are many rogue elements that still use their power to discriminate, and which recently saw the murder of George Floyd. The inability to deal with these rogue officers has created antagonism towards law enforcement to the point of giving rise to the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. While homicide accounts for the death of 7,500 young blacks each year, the debate now is whether black lives matter, or does all lives matter? It is not popular to say that ‘All lives matter’, because it may be interpreted as not supporting ‘Blacks’.
The rise of the BLM Inc. and the Antifa group is at the root of the massive problems experienced in many Democrat run States and Cities. Politicians have been coerced into supporting these groups for fear of not being re-elected and thus support the ‘defunding’ of the police and in many cases deny that some peaceful protests are not what they seem to be – rioters and anarchists. Many peaceful protests turn into riots, arsons, and shootings after dark. These demonstrations resulted in the takeover of many cities like Seattle, Portland Minneapolis and even New York. It seems that the mob has gained control of elected officials who have become reluctant to safeguard their communities. What is not being discussed is that hundreds of millions of dollars have been given to BLM Inc. by corporations like Nike, Starbucks, Apple and even the NFL. Where is the money going? It is certainly not helping blacks in poor cities around America governed by Democrats. On the Board of BLM sits Susan Rosenberg a convicted terrorist pardon by Bill Clinton. It is also alleged that much of the funds garnered by BLM Inc. is funnelled to the DNC. Cities are burning, people, mostly blacks, are being shot and killed every weekend, and where is the outraged by BLM? Instead we see attacks on government buildings, looting of small and large businesses and yet Democrats do nothing but accuse the Trump administration of fomenting riots by sending troops to guard federal buildings in these cities under siege. Trump on the other hand should be very careful about sending troops into cities without being asked and allowed to do so, because that would go against what James Madison stood for. So far Democrat led cities have resisted asking for federal help. In an attempt to further damage the re-opening of the country, while pediatricians ask for the re-opening of schools. teachers’ unions are reluctant to do so, in fairness there is an element of safety for teachers, but mostly in an attempt by the left to damage the economy which has been Trump’s strong suit.
Despite his faults and tendency to exaggerate Trump has done far more in three years to help the minorities than his predecessors. Before the advent of Covid-19, his economy has seen massive gains in employment for Blacks and Hispanics. As reported: “The First Step Act, which Trump signed into law, expanded judges’ discretion to ignore mandatory minimum sentences in some cases. The law also shortened some mandatory minimum sentences, such as from life to 25 years or from 20 years to 15 years, for various offenses.”
Democrats who have been unable to accept the defeat of Hillary Clinton by Donald Trump have tried for 3 years to undermine his Presidency. They have conducted investigations and impeached him, on charges of collusion with the Russians and abuse of power. They are now afraid that their plans are going to be nullified as more information is coming out that the attacks on Trump was a conspiracy by some members of the FBI and perhaps even the former administration. The Democrats have been mostly silent of the riots, and the name of George Floyd has been very quietly set aside in the recent debates. The media always stating that the demonstrations were ‘peaceful’ in nature cannot be true when there are deaths associated with nightly protests after midnight.
How political is the race issue for Democrats? Remember that the only elected black President Obama endorsed a ‘blackface’ Justin Trudeau for Prime Minster of Canada? In what can be political manna from heaven to the Democrats, the world was hit by a pandemic, and Covid-19 has changed everything as the world economy went into recession. Members of Antifa who routinely wear masks to foment riots and loot small and large stores, are now protected from identification because of the Covid-19 ‘mask protocol’. Former VP Biden as the Democrats ‘ choice to challenge Trump is a very hard task, as the candidate stays in a basement and continues to make comments that are mostly incoherent and embraces the polices of the radical left supported by Sen. Sanders, Warren, and the far left members of Congress A. Ocasio-Cortez and Omar. Biden who has been in politics for four decades has a track record of supporting white supremacists and has made racist comments over the years. To use the race card could be difficult this time.
The Democrats’ hate for Trump and a lust for power supersede any semblance of putting the country first. The 2020 Presidential elections may not be a war with weapons, although in the mainly Democrat run cities bullets have been flying for the past 55 days, it will certainly be a Civil War of ideas.
Where does America want to go? Will the U.S embrace the goals and tactics of the Weather Underground and move to the far left and embrace socialism with Biden? The result will not only affect the United States but the rest of the world as we enter a real Cold War with China. All empires fall, but is the world ready for the United States to join the globalist movement and relinquish sovereignty to a New World order run by a failed United Nations. Be careful what you wish for, because it seems that the Democrats and Biden are ready to do so.